Being 'over qualified' is a disguise for other aspects in a lack of suitability for a job.
Being highly qualified in an academic subject may not mean you have the employability and technical skills to succeed in the role - and that is what an employer wants.
Another aspect is a worry from an employer that applying for a more 'junior' role than your qualification might suggest, is that you will leave quickly when a better job comes along.
To overcome these issues, any application needs to focus on how YOU can do the job required - not how your qualifications stand as a proxy for the required skills - so read the job description carefully. Hinting at how the company could offer an exciting progression once you have proved yourself, will indicate a desire to be a loyal employee.
- Posted: 25/01/17